Belief has attained the level of faith when it motivates life and shapes the mode of living. The acceptance of a teaching as true is not faith; that is mere belief.  Belief is always limiting and binding; faith is expanding and releasing. Belief fixates, faith liberates.  Convictions about God may be arrived at through wise reasoning, but the individual becomes God-knowing only by faith, through personal experience.  After all, it is what one believes rather than what one knows that determines conduct and dominates personal performances.  The higher a creature’s education, the more respect he has for the knowledge, experience, and opinions of others.  Beliefs, when they once become a part of one’s religion, are hard to get away from.  Belief may not be able to resist doubt and withstand fear, but faith is always triumphant over doubting, for faith is both positive and living.  The religions of authority require of men uniformity in belief, but this is impossible of realization in the present state of the world. 
It requires time for men and women to effect radical and extensive changes in their basic and fundamental concepts of social conduct, philosophic attitudes, and religious convictions.